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#1 Robert A Duckett

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:00 PM

I am having a problem with my laptop. Whenever I browse the internet my screen flickers. It only does it when I am inside of a browser. The browser that I using is FF 4 beta 7... It has never done this before it just starting happening a couple of days ago.

The flicker happens whenever click something (etc.. a link or if I click the bar at the top of the browser and the browsers will go grey and say that it is not responding, and after like a second it goes back to normal. Attached File  Capture.PNG   220.75KB   6 downloadsHELP!

The picture is best that I could show you.. but you see the top bar is messed Attached File  Capture3.PNG   185.67KB   6 downloads shows what it is supposed to look like. When the screen flickers the topbar messes up (it shows NOT RESPONDING at the top but it didn't catch it)

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#2 Zuhl3156

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:05 PM

A beta version is a 'test' version and is very likely to have bugs. Unless you actually enjoy problems, I strongly suggest that you avoid 'Beta' software.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:14 AM

yep. beta versions are always work in progress. they can have bugs.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:31 AM

Yes, because of the unclear status of Beta software, it is not very feasible to provide support for any problems it may show. There is no way to know if it is a code bug. Since Beta 7 is the current Beta release, if un-installing and re-installing doesn't clear the issue, it's probably best to report it as a possible bug.

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#5 Robert A Duckett

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:34 AM

thanks for all the replies... but it wasn't because it was beta... I downloaded the stable version and it was still happening. I ended up having to run it in compatibility mode with win xp sp2.. NOW IT WORKS FINE

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:52 AM

Now I have to ask, are all your updates done for software especially Windows and how about the rest of your hardware?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:49 AM

Yes, all of my software is updated... and al my hardware has the most updated drivers.. I usually check them every month

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:50 AM

Also try making sure that your DirectX's are updated: DirectX Updates

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